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Bay of Quinte, ON largemouth bass TV shoot.

Posted on July 30th, 2014

We had picked Monday and Tues., as the days to shoot a couple of TV shows down on the Bay of Quinte figuring the weather would be pretty stable.  Boy, were we in for a surprise! We had down-pours on Monday and than strong shifting winds on Tues….nothing like a challenge, right?

The TriggerX Slop Hopper can be worked as a surface/sub-surface bait right in heavy weeds, or fished stop & go in-between weeds to entice fish to strike!
The TriggerX Slop Hopper can be worked as a surface/sub-surface bait right in heavy weeds, or fished stop & go in-between weeds to entice fish to strike!

I was accompanied by Tom McMurray who was hoping to get some great images using a variety of Rapala products and he was not disappointed. We started by fishing the TriggerX 4 1/2″ Slop Hoppper on a 1/8 oz. weighted worm hook and fished it in the lily pads and immediately caught our first fish.  For those that may not know, the Slop Hopper has an amazing ‘slapping” tail-action and comes in many colors and 3-sizes; 3 1/2″, 4 1/2″, & 5 1/2″!

I have told anglers planning to head down to the Bay of Quinte anytime from Spring to Fall that they only need to take one lure, and that's the Rapala Tail Dancer 39 in the "hot-chub" color....It catches everything!!
I have told anglers planning to head down to the Bay of Quinte anytime from Spring to Fall that they only need to take one lure, and that’s the Rapala Tail Dancer 39 in the “hot-chub” color….It catches everything!!

Next, we worked open water weedbeds with Rapala crankbaits.  I fished the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 & #7 and also the Rapala Dives To Thug. They both performed well and at one point, right when the wind was blowing so strong that we were forced to fish weeds closer to shore, I even hooked and landed 3-largemouth on 3-consecutive casts on-camera with the largest fish pushing the 4 lb. mark!

Tom McMurray landed this trophy largemouth fishing the Rapala Shift baitcasting outfit and the Rapala Dives To Thug.
Tom McMurray landed this trophy largemouth fishing the Rapala Shift baitcasting outfit and the Rapala Dives To Thug.

We both fished Rapala Shift baitcasting and spinning outfits matched with Shift & Kaos baitcasting and spinning reels all loaded with Sufix 832 camo and green braided line with Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders.  Make sure to catch this program once it airs in the new season.  It is full of fast, live action and excellent tips that will help you catch more fish!

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